Psychology (M.A.)

Gain an in-depth understanding of the principles of psychology and human behavior with a global perspective on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental health concerns.

This master’s program equips you with the knowledge and research experience to pursue careers in human services, education, or in a variety of professional settings. If you are seeking an academic career, you will be fully prepared to continue your education in a doctoral program.

Program Concentrations

Choose from four program concentrations:

Clinical Psychology Concentration — Prepare to apply for admission to a doctoral program in clinical psychology (PsyD or PhD), to work as a psychometrician or behavioral specialist, to serve as a project director on applied research studies, or to become a licensed clinical professional counselor. 

Counseling Psychology Concentration — Work toward licensure as a professional counselor in community health centers, psychiatric hospitals, group homes, rehabilitation centers, university counseling centers, career centers, substance abuse center or other settings. The program also prepares you to continue your education. Choose from the practitioner or research track. 

Experimental Psychology Concentration — Gain research training in any area of psychology and prepare to enroll in a PhD program, or work in the public and private sectors, such as the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Army Research Labs. 

School Psychology Concentration — Provide consultations to teachers and families to help prevent behavioral and academic difficulties in school settings; provide early intervention to address difficulties; and conduct comprehensive psychological evaluations to assess student learning and social/emotional needs. You will be recognized as a nationally certified school psychologist upon successful completion of the national exam in school psychology. 


Experienced Faculty

Receive extensive training in research design and analysis. The program's diverse and experienced faculty demonstrate strengths in biological, cognitive and social psychology.

Computer Lab Support

Enjoy access to the psychology computer lab, which includes the latest research and statistical programs.

Testing and Assessment

Build your testing capabilities through the psychology test library, a collection of psychological assessments, test protocols, reference literature and more.